Jan 27, 2013 7:00am PST
districts are involved. here you've got voters who routinely support parcel taxes, who routinely contribute regularly to hundreds of dollars to after-school education funds, education associations. in addition to their property taxes, in addition to their parcel taxes. these folks feel penalized for doing what they feel in their minds is all the right things. >> the governor -- so the plan is taking shape in the governor's mind. >> yeah. >> will you, in your experience, what eventually gets passed, it looks a little different. he sets the broad outline. but with the super majority, the way the lach egislature looks n- >> you would think. it's california. this proposal depends on the potential opposition from two important sources. first of all, the affluent legislators from -- i shouldn sy affluent districts, why are you taking money from us, or not giving us as much as others, and the other is the california teachers association. that's a well-known group that carries a lot of sway. especially with democratic legislators. both groups are looking at the fairness issue in an entirely differe
Jan 25, 2013 7:30pm PST
taxes passed. the budget looks a lot better. i think this was the governor's chance to pivot, to pivot to talking about what makes california great, how we get them back on track. don't worry, we're getting there. so i took this as a real optimistic speech with a lot of details, a lot of brown history facts. and really a message i think not only to the legislature but to the public of, like, i'm watching it. we're going to be careful, but we're going to move forward. >> and, john, you mentioned he was very quirky in his speech. clearly the governor is enjoying his popularity right now and quoted everyone from philosophers and poets. let's take a listen. >> i'm sorry, say again? >> the most diverse, creative and longest standing mass migration in the history of the world. that's california, and we are sons and daughters. this special destiny never ends. it slows. it falters. it goes off the track. and ignorance and prejudice but soon resumes again. more vibrant and more stunning in its boldness. >> so, john, how has the speech been received by lawmakers, both democrats and republicans?
Jan 23, 2013 6:00pm PST
. i think it's something us as tax paying citizens should not have. >> reporter: the broken window theory which says if less serious crimes are not dealt with the overall crime rate will increase. bratton's opponent seemed most concerned of his stop and frisk policy because they fear it will lead to racial profiling. >> you're bringing in somebody very controversial. >> this particular plan not about bill bratton. it's about partnership. >> reporter: i spoke by phone earlier today to bill bratton's wife and she tells me he is in detroit working on a project similar to the one he will be working on here in oakland and, again, raj and jessica, he will be here in oakland in mid-february. monte francis, nbc bay area news. >> okay, thank you, monte. look who is back in town. all the talk might be about the niners right now but the men in teal are back on the ice in san jose. the shortened home season will begin tomorrow. boy, not only shark fans but downtown owners, business owners, they really need this. >> reporter: yeah, you know, jessica, the city is really hoping this brings some l